What is it?

Patients with skin conditions are usually treated with creams and ointments, which are applied to the skin, however sometimes, other forms of treatment are needed.

Phototherapy is a treatment option using Ultraviolet light, administered on the referral from a Consultant Dermatologist. It is an effective method of treating many skin conditions, the most common of which is Psoriasis.

What is involved:

  1. A referral is required from a consultant Dermatologist, which will be received by our physiotherapy department.
  2. An initial skin test will be arranged, which will take approximately 1 hour.
  3. You will be given a schedule of weekly sessions, typically three per week. The sessions are short initially and gradually build up over the duration of the course.
  4. Your Dermatologist will review your progress during treatment and discontinue the course when the skin condition has cleared or significantly improved.

Patient Information Leaflet
For further information, please download “A Patient’s Guide to Phototherapy

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